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Spectacular Brighton & Hove Pride Weekend 2022!

 Brighton & Hove Pride Festival 2022 to be inspired globally!

If you have not visited Brighton & Hove LGBT Pride Festival in 2022, you certainly missed a city in a party mood for a whole weekend.

Regardless of so many family and worldly commitments, I made sure I did not miss the festival since the end of so many national lockdowns and restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The pride helped me to connect with a community as a gay ethnic minority man residing on the coast of Sussex.  Due to my inner insecurity,  I always felt like a minority within a minority due to my linguistic, religious and ethnic upbringing; but as time went on, I accepted that I am part of a  local, national and international LGBT+ community. 

It was essential that I was at Brighton & Hove Pride Festival to film and write about it as part of my blog.

Being part of the global LGBT community helps me to recognise that there are communities who are being persecuted, and in many places, these communities are also responding to oppression inflicted upon them; when there are victories, it's important to celebrate as part of the healing process and to promote positive education of anti-discrimination.  

If you analyse the history of Brighton & Hove LGBT struggle, there was no doubt a protest. The seed of such a mass gathering initially began in 1972.    Then the following year paved the way for the current street parties that became the envy of the modern world.  

The current festival attracts nearly half a million people each year from every corner of the world. The city also generates over 2% of its annual revenue due to the festival.

The theme of the festival reflects its original value: ‘Love, Protest and Unity.'  

As you can see from my YouTube video, it is no longer about LGBT. It is about freedom in general. Certainly, everyone is to take part -  including children, students, and trans communities and people like me.

The experience of vivid colours, the range of diverse music and entertainment on the coast of Sussex is to die for. It certainly made me feel at ease with my sexuality in an unofficial capital LGBT+ city of the UK.

Happy LGBT+ Pride from Brighton & Hove!


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